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RiversEdge West Events

6th Annual Raft the River

Thank you to all those that came out to make our 6th Annual Raft the River trip so special! The event sold out with over 50 people joining us to float the Colorado River, learn about river restoration first-hand, and enjoy a dinner supported by local businesses with music by Tim + Richard. 
View our photo album to see moments from the day.

Volunteer Event at Clifton Nature Park

Join us in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!

The event will take place from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 and includes the opportunity for a descriptive nature walk after picking up trash, pulling a few weeds and monitoring the growth of the native plants we transplanted last fall!

An Evening with Jonathan Thompson


Restoration Getaway: Dolores River Volunteer Event

Spend a few days camped out under the cottonwoods along the spectacular Dolores River with us, while you're there, maybe kill some Tamarisk. That's what we'll be doing. This will be our sixth year working down in this part of the state to eradicate the invasive water hogging, earth salting Tamarisk tree. Volunteers will cut small trees or regrowth of previously cut larger trees and may also cage some Cottonwoods to protect them from marauding beavers. 

Western Slope Beer Fest

Join us in the springtime sunshine, on the lawn! 

Kannah Creek’s Edgewater Brewery invites beer lovers, 21 and older to the West Slope Beerfest, on March 16, 2019, at 905 Struthers Ave. Grand Junction, CO. The event starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.  Try unlimited samples of craft beer from Western Slope guest breweries.

The cost is $22 and includes a souvenir tasting glass.  Tickets available online at

 A portion of the proceeds benefit RiversEdge West!

Restoring Critical Riparian Habitat in the Age of Invasives

Join us for a talk from RiversEdge West's Education Coordinator, Cara Kukuraitis.  Tamarisk is an invasive plant that’s been taking over critical riparian areas, displacing much (in some places, all!) of the native vegetation.  How did this plant invade so rapidly, what other impacts does it have on our ecosystem, and what is being done to manage it and other invasive plants in the face of a changing climate?

WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2019

Annual XWN & VRCP Workshop

2020 Riparian Restoration Conference

Registration is open for RiversEdge West's 18th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference (RRC), to be held at Colorado Mesa University's University Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, February 4-6, 2020.

Desert Rivers Collaborative Meeting


December 13, 2019 | 9am-11am | 200 S. Spruce St. | Grand Junction, CO

Dolores River Restoration Partnership Meeting

February 27, 2019 | 9am-3pm | BLM Moab Field Office, Moab, Utah

Join us for an annual meeting of all partners and collaborators, active and dormant of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP).


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